19 02 2012

…to my website, celebrating the undying spirit of the Avid Fan!

The question I ask you is who wouldn’t want to be an Avid Fan?  Especially when being an Avid Fan consists of losing utter control of your body and throwing your hands in the air in outrageous back and forth excited movements with your head and neck bobbing all around and your mouth wide open screaming oh so wonderful ‘woohoos! or ahhhhhhs! or yeah baby yeahs!’ in delight.  And the best part about it is you are happy to be doing this because you are truly, honestly, and most importantly, avidly, being a fan of something that makes you really feel true delight!

This web-site consists of the many writing of Ryan the Lyon Keating and what his mind and fingers are an avid fan of.  It also consists of the writings and conversations of many of the important others in his life who have had an immense impact on the shaping of his mind.  I wouldn’t be anywhere near what I am today without the comments, criticisms, arguments, discussions, thoughts, etc. of those special people around me who have pushed their ideas and views and in turn molded my thought process just as much as I have for myself.

The topics you see on the right of the screen are organized into categories that are hopefully leading to new books in the future.  If you click on one of them it will take you to a page where you can click on various chapters all within that topic.  They are full of travel stories, articles, critical thought, education, philosophy, social commentary and critiques, opinions, love, conversations, memorable moments, friends, relationship squabbles, heavy introspection, alternate realities, and just your basic all around other stuff that fills in the gaps in life.  There is no absence of passion and joy or a desire to write and express oneself in the topics and worlds you’ll embark on here.  Living freely and having a gusto for life and thinking deeply and being motivated to jump forth on various adventures all while fulfilling your sense of meaning is what makes an Avid Fan out of me. What tickles your fancy and floats your boat and does it for you eh?

Good luck going into the realm of this web-site.  I hope you can get at least a somewhat glimpse into my mind where the Harlem Globetrotters are constantly performing and circus music is always on repeat with little Maltese and Puggy doggies running around.  A little distracting I know but at least it makes for an entertaining time:)

I hope you enjoy the spirit of the Avid Fan!

Yours truly,

Ryan Keating

P.S.  “The voyage of the best ship is a zigzag line of a hundred tacks”…Absolutely true Ralph Waldo Emerson but I feel like it would have sounded better if you had finished this sentence with, “while being an avid fan.”




One response

28 05 2012
Jonathan Clegg

Love it!

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